It is common for U.S. presidents to issue presidential pardons during their last year in office. President Obama has taken this to new heights, and with his recent pardoning of 61 drug offenders, has now released nearly 250 criminals back into society, which is more than all six of his predecessors. Does this seem right to you?
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He could release 3/4 of them. Only violent offenders and people who ruin other people's lives should be in there.
It's mostly people doing or selling drugs. Once they nab you, money is involved. If you don't have any, to jail you go. And if you get out, you still owe money. Don't have any, back to jail you go. Can pay up? Freedom. Evils of capitalism. Money=god
Well, drug dealers shouldn't be pardon :)
What if it's the only means to feed their families? There are sectors right here in America that have zero opportunity BUT the underground market. Probably one in a thousand make it out, most never do. Poverty is the real crime in America. No excuse
Even if it to feed his family drug dealing is too much, If he is in so much poverty, I can accept him/her doing shop lifting, prostitution, but drug dealing is going too far.
Selling their body is ok to you but not selling a plant?
Prostitution, might not be moral, but at least they are not hurting anybody. Selling drugs, is hurting people and society, not to mention funding the Taliban
Your body is a temple of God and should not be abused. Who cares about plants?
Peter, HP does not provide enough comment space for me to even begin on the many reason I disagree. Completely flabbergasted!
Alright then, Annsalo
It's the system that needs turning around. People are thrown into that hell hole for the equivalent of having a cocktail after dinner. It's terrorism, plain and simple.We are terrorized on daily basis.Afraid to breathe.Obama let a few of them breathe